PAINTED TURTLE ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE
The Painted Turtle archeological site is located in an area 1/2 mile west of Oliver and 1/4 mile south of Pawnee. The site contains archeological remains that have been radio-carbon dated at 1,010 AD. + 75 years. It is unique as one of the few Plains Woodland sites identified in south central Kansas. Officially known as area 14-SG-515, the name Painted Turtle was coined because, like a painted turtle, the area was a "rarity, an endangered species and they've been through an awful lot."